Hickory school information

IndexHickoryNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores73%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools171,89579,235
Total private schools651024,875
Total post-secondary schools21837,965

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  • The average school test scores in Hickory are 7% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Hickory.
  • 82.6% of people in Hickory have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.2% of people in Hickory have completed high school.
  • 31.6% of people in Hickory have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Hickory

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  • Catawba Valley Early College H2550 Hwy 70 SeGrades: 09 - 12Students: 353 · Ratio: 25:1n/a
  • Clyde Campbell Elementary2121 35Th Avenue Drive NeGrades: KG - 06Students: 537 · Ratio: 17:186
  • Frye SchoolBoard Of EducationGrades: 07 - 12Students: 8 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Grandview Middle451 Catawba Valley BoulevaGrades: 06 - 08Students: 438 · Ratio: 15:174
  • Harry M Arndt Middle3350 34Th Street Drive NeGrades: 07 - 08Students: 664 · Ratio: 18:186
  • Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School409 8Th Avenue NeGrades: 06 - 12Students: 117 · Ratio: 8:123
  • Hickory High1234 3Rd Street NeGrades: 09 - 12Students: 104 · Ratio: 14:168
  • Longview Elementary2430 2Nd Avenue SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 387 · Ratio: 16:161
  • Mountain View Elementary5911 Dwayne Starnes RoadGrades: PK - 06Students: 735 · Ratio: 18:185
  • Northview Middle302 28Th Avenue NeGrades: 06 - 08Students: 509 · Ratio: 15:176
  • Oakwood Elementary366 4Th Street NwGrades: PK - 05Students: 408 · Ratio: 17:174
  • Ray Childers Elementary1183 Cape Hickory RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 485 · Ratio: 16:182
  • Saint Stephens High3205 34Th Street Drive NeGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,239 · Ratio: 18:169
  • Snow Creek Elementary3238 Snow CreekGrades: KG - 06Students: 564 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Southwest Elementary1580 32Nd Street SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 364 · Ratio: 15:170
  • Viewmont Elementary21 16Th Avenue NwGrades: PK - 05Students: 625 · Ratio: 17:181
  • W M Jenkins Elementary3750 N Center StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 507 · Ratio: 16:183
  • Webb A Murray Elementary3901 Section House RoadGrades: PK - 06Students: 461 · Ratio: 15:177

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Education level achieved in Hickory

IndexHickoryNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade82.6%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school81.2%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college59.9%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree40.8%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors31.6%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters10.9%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Hickory (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hildebran, NC2,00687%27%
Rutherford College, NC1,09286%26%
Granite Falls, NC4,69484%24%
Valdese, NC4,46883%22%
Connelly Springs, NC1,64383%22%
Hickory, NC40,10873%7%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Prescott, AZ40,13078%15%
Carol Stream, IL40,13689%30%
Holyoke, MA40,07928%59%
San Gabriel, CA40,17362%8%
Coppell, TX40,02196%41%
Hickory, NC40,10873%7%
Source: The Hickory, NC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.